Morgan Advanced Materials Partners to Conduct Graphene Experiment
The first official experiment has taken place in a novel collaboration between industry and academia in the production of graphene – a one-atom thick carbon allotrope with a multitude of potential applications.
Morgan Advanced Materials joined forces last year with The University of Manchester – where graphene was first isolated a decade ago – to explore the potential of the material, with a full-time team based at the University’s National Graphene Institute (NGI). Morgan is one of the Institute’s first industrial partners.The project is gathering pace, with early work focusing on scaling up Manchester’s patented technology to produce graphene. This process sees molecules driven between the layers of a graphite electrode to separate them.